Shân Wareing's first degree was in English Language and Literature (Oxford), followed by an MLitt in Linguistics for Teaching English Language and Literature (Strathclyde) and a PhD in sociolinguistics (‘Gender, Speech Styles and the Assessment of Discussion’). After five years teaching English Language and Linguistics at what is now Roehampton University, her interest in teaching methods and student learning took her into educational development. She has led Educational Development Units at Roehampton University, at University of Wales, Newport, and most recently at Royal Holloway, where she has been Director of the Educational Development Centre for four years. A version of this paper was first published in Educational Developments 5.2 (June 2004), 9-11.
- Educational development